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Birthday dinner for 10 (Weho/Mid-City) with scene

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starsee Feb 8, 2011 07:24 PM

Initial choice was Lola's but looking over their menu I'm not sure if it's what we have in mind for a group containing a few foodies. But I am looking for a similar atmosphere- I like the front/back bar with pool table to keep it casual. Good for the early night scene. Bars nearby. Would appreciate any suggestions, thanks in advance!

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    samtron608 Feb 9, 2011 07:50 AM

    how about along La Brea? you can eat at Cube and hit next door to Tar Pit for drinks.

    or..something along the lines of The Foundry on Melrose?

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    The Tar Pit
    609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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      starsee Feb 9, 2011 02:06 PM

      Those are both great recs- I would like to check them out. The group ranges from foodie to totally non-foodie so in order to please all, I think we are just going to do Lola's. But I still enjoy the recommendations for future reference, and we're also not set on the late night destination.

      I love the idea of Tar Pit for drinks. Last time I went, though, it was pretty quiet on a Sat night. Some in the group would like to be at a place with potential to meet people so trying to accomodate that without going too "Hollywood" aka douchy.

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      The Tar Pit
      609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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      New Trial Feb 8, 2011 11:58 PM

      Village Idiot?

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      Village Idiot
      7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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        starsee Feb 9, 2011 01:58 PM

        I heard about this one...thinking about heading over there for the late-nighters, do you know if it has a good scene for a mid- to late- 20's group?

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          New Trial Feb 9, 2011 11:15 PM

          No longer my demographic but there certainly seem to be lots of patrons in that age range or only slightly older there.

      2. goodhealthgourmet Feb 8, 2011 07:35 PM

        budget? night of the week?

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          starsee Feb 8, 2011 08:46 PM

          Saturday night, around $25/pp without drinks.

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            goodhealthgourmet Feb 8, 2011 09:10 PM

            that definitely makes a difference.

            okay, off the top of my head, how about Malo or Luna Park?

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            Luna Park
            672 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

            Malo
            4326 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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              starsee Feb 8, 2011 10:55 PM

              Those both seem great, probably would lean more towards Luna Park but it doesn't appear to have much of a bar scene- at least from what I'm reading. We might want to stay at the place we eat after dinner for an early nightlife type deal.

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              Luna Park
              672 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                goodhealthgourmet Feb 8, 2011 11:33 PM

                ah, i thought you'd be heading right off to other places after dinner. how about Bar Marmont?

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                Bar Marmont
                8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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                  starsee Feb 9, 2011 01:57 PM

                  Looks gorgeous, but may be a bit difficult for the drivers- staying a bit off Sunset. I'm keeping it in my books for a future destination :)

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                    goodhealthgourmet Feb 10, 2011 07:26 AM

                    okay, then i'm tapped out of ideas :)

                    i'll defer to the younger, hipper Hounds because my days of being in the know about the H-Wood scene are behind me. whatever you end up choosing, have fun, and happy birthday to you or whomever you're celebrating!

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